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The earliest recorded discourses of the Buddha are found in narratives detailing his early career, not long after the Awakening. We have three main sources for a record of this period, they are the Lalitavistara, the Mahākhandhaka, and the Mahāvastu, which apparently formed the substance of the Vinaya of the Lokottaravāda sect. Embedded into these narratives there are certain teachings, which now form the earliest recorded discourses of the Buddha, and it is those that are presented here.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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A recording of the Pāḷi text of one of the best loved books in the Canon, featuring verses written in different metres: Siloka, Tuṭṭhubha, Jagatī, Vetālīya and Opacchandasaka.
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Pali Canon, Buddha, Buddhist Teaching
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Sir Edwin Arnold's classic poem on the Life of the Buddha read by Anandajoti Bhikkhu. The text of the poem in pdf format with a comprehensive word gloss can be found here.
Topics: Edwin Arnold, Life of the Buddha, Light of Asia, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
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by Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahāthera
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Lo Weda Sangarawa was composed by Ven. Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahathera in the 15th century. This venerable poet flourished during the Kotte period of Sri Lankan history, which saw a revival of Sinhala literature, and is the best known among his literary works, both for its remarkable poetic excellence and the vast impact it has made on the lives of the Buddhists ever since it was composed. Couched in the classical Sinhala metre abounding in alliteration, the poem is a perfect blend of sound and...
Topic: Dhamma, Dharma, Virtue, Ethics, Sinhala, Sri Lanka, Poetry
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A reading of the Long Discourse on The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, which forms the 22nd Discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Discourses of the Buddha. This is the main discourse on the development of meditation in the Pali Canon. The files in this collection were updated in October 2011 to reflect changes in presentation of the html files on my website.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation, Mindfulness.
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The Jatakamala or Garland of Birth Stories by Aryasura retells in Classical Sanskrit 34 of the Buddha's previous lives, illustrating the virtues he pursued during the time he was striving in previous births before attaining Awakening. The text was beautifully translated by the Dutch scholar J S Speyer and published in 1895 as the first book in the Sacred Books of the Buddhists series. Here it is read in by Anandajoti Bhikkhu, who has also made the text available on the Ancient Buddhist Texts...
Topics: Jatakamala, Aryasura, J S Speyer, Lives of the Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma
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This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity. Throughout the book it is possible to find teachings on all matters of...
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Virtue, Ethics, Wisdom
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A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
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Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue.
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A reading of Parayanavaggo, the Way to the Beyond by the translator, Anandajoti Bhikkhu. This is considered one of the earliest works in the Pali Canon. A brahminical teacher hears that a Buddha has arisen in the world and sends his 16 students to meet him. They travel 1,800 km across India, ask the Buddha some questions pertaining to the spiritual life and attain Awakening. For the text and translation in pdf format of this important work, please see here; for the translation alone see here....
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This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity... This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks...
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Virtue, Ethics, Wisdom
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A reading of The Life of the Victorious Buddha, a medieval poem written in High Pali by Ven. Medhankara, by the translator Anandajoti Bhikkhu. The biography tells in a concise form the inspiring story of the Bodhisatta's aspiration for Awakening, its fulfilment at the foot of the Bodhi Tree, and the Early Ministry of the Buddha in the newly founded Sasana as it has come down to us in the Theravada tradition. There is an Audio Flipbook of these readings in video format on youtube:
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Buddha biography
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A reading of my translation of the Pali Canonical book Udana, entitled Exalted Utterances. This reading is organised by chapters, for the same reading by individual discourse see here.
Topics: Buddhism, Buddhist doctrine, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta
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An important discourse on meditation from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya, 118) of the Pali Canon giving instruction on Mindfulness while Breathing. The full text of this discourse can be found here: The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation, Mindfulness
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This is a reading of Buddha-carita, or Life of Buddha Translated by E. B. Cowell, with some small supplements from Johnson's edition. The text of the reading can be found here. Only 14 chapters of the original text remain, and it is these (without the supplement by Amritānanda) that have been read in here.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Buddha Biography
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by Bhante Anandajoti
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A series of talks on the Basic Practice on Mindfulness, which covers only certain topics which are believed to have been the original teachings on mindfulness to which others were added on later. These are mainly aimed at what these teachings can offer to the lay practitioner, and concentrate on offering advice for putting these teachings into practice in one's everyday life.
Topics: Mindfulness, Meditation, Dhamma, Dharma
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by Bhikkhu Sumedha
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The teachings of Bhikkhu Sumedha on pain, stress and illness, gathered while he was working in the Intensive Care Unit at Peradeniya General Hospital during the last ten years of his life. Based on his personal experiences in working with Doctors, Nurses and patients.
Topic: ethics, dhamma, dharma, stress, pain, illness, buddhism,
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A reading of nine short pieces collected together at the beginning of the Khuddakanikāya, the 5th Nikāya in the Pāli Canon. They include the Discourse on the Blessings (Mangalasutta); the Discourse on the Treasures (Ratanasutta); and The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation (Mettasutta)
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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The first discourse of the Buddha from the Pali Canonical source. The discourse describes the Four Noble Truths with the Eightfold Path, the first Awakening and the Gods rejoicing.
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The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness is divided into three main sections, the first of which is based on the method found in the discourses, elaborates on what is meant by doing the practice in regard to oneself, to another, and to both (1-5). The second section approaches the subject from the point of view of how the practice can lead to the attainment of path and fruit; and shows which mental factors are present at that time (6-7). The third section consists of a standard...
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation, Mindfulness
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Complete Overnight Chanting of the Paritta Discourses by the Brickfields Mahavihara in Taiping on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th September 2009 as the culmination of the 120th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Chanting, Protection, Pirit
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This is a chanting of 68 of the final verses from the Mahāvamsa. It was customary in the Medieval period to finish each chapter with a flourish by including a verse written in one of the Classical metres. This collection serves to provide examples of those metres, and they have now been read in to accompany the text, so that students can get a better understanding of the underlying rhythms of the metres used in the Medieval texts.
Topics: Pali, Verse, Stanza, Prosody
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
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Topic: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A record of the Daily Chanting at the Sadao branch of the International Buddhist College (http://ibc.ac.th/en) in the Winter of 2013/4. Although it sounds like many more, there were in fact only around 6 monks present during the recording. The texts are from the Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Tibetan traditions.
Topics: Chanting, Buddhism, IBC
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A Discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon, addressed to the monk Girimananda explaining 10 different types of meditation practice.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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This is part of the Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo (Kuṇālajātaka, Jā 536). It tells the story of resource shortage in ancient India, the fight it gave rise to and how the Buddha intervened and prevented a war. It is therefore a very topical theme for our days.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Jataka, War, Resources
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A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Buddha biography
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The matrix from the Abhidhamma or abstract teaching is a table or grid against which other doctrines are classified in the other Abhidhamma books, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines that are examined. The matrix is divided into three parts, the triplets matrix, the pairs matrix and the pairs matrix from the discourses.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Abhidhamma, Abhidharma
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The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting...
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Buddha biography
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A discourse from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha gives advice to his son Rahula on the subject of meditation.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation
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by Ven. Bodhicitta
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A record of a 10-day retreat given by the Sri Lankan bhikkhuni Ven Bodhicitta in Kuala Lumpur in March 2012.
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Meditation, Mindfulness, Precepts
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This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting...
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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A discourse from the Majjhimanikaya of the Pali Canon which contains many of the same meditation as the Ways of Attending to Mindfuless discourse, but with a different ending concerning the Absorptions (Jhana), with some beautiful similies at the end.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation, Mindfulness
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by Ven. Bodhicitta
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Ven. Bodhicitta gave the first of these talks on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012 at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia. The rest of the talks were given in the following weeks as she elaborated on the subject, and explained it in a methodical way. The talks discuss the worthy aims a Buddhist should have, the various realms one can be born into, how one gets to them, and encourages everyone to strive for Awakening, rather than rebirth.
Topic: Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Meditation, Mindfulness
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A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha contrasts the 3 belief systems (determinism, God, and chance) with his own teaching of conditional origination.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon on the right and wrong bases for talk.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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A discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which Ven Sariputta offers an analysis of the Four Noble Truths.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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A discourse from the Connected Discourse Collection (Samyutta Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha leads the monk Malunkyaputta through a series of questions and answers meant to bring him to a deeper understanding of reality.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Meditation
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Master Law Chu Hian speaking about his own experience of life after death. Master Law nearly died of cancer but eventually recovered and now lives a new life as a philanphropist and occasional Dhamma teacher.  
Topics: cancer, survival, rebirth
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A recital of the 5th collection in the Saṁyuttanikāya concerning Bhikkhunīs and their encounter with Māra. The recital is in Pāḷi, for recordings of the English translation go to this page.
Topic: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A recording of the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam (Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom) in Sanskrit. It basically consists of an exposition on emptiness given by the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara to the Arahat Śāriputra.
Topic: Mahayana, Buddhism, Avalokitesvara, Sariputra, Emptiness,
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Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Topics: Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Four Noble Truths, Meditation
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by Bhante Anandajoti
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This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Berapit, Penang State, Malaysia on February 3rd 2013 about the origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period and a look at the influence the teaching about the Bodhisatta has had on the Theravada countries through the ages.
Topic: Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Buddha, Theravada
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A reading of my translation of the Pali Canonical book Udana, entitled Exalted Utterances. This reading is organised by individual discourse, for the same reading by chapters see here.
Topics: Buddhism, Buddhist doctrine, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta
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This is one of those memorable discourses addressed by the Buddha to the lay community that is found in the Anguttaranikaya (AN 4.61). In this case it was a teaching given to the householder Anathapindika. The Buddha first outlines four desirable things: wealth which is honestly gained, fame, long-life and a Heavenly rebirth; he then shows how these things can be attained; and the deeds that can be performed with that wealth which will ensure further well-being. It ends with the Buddha...
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A text giving an Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination that has been preserved in the Sanskrit Canon. It is similar to ones in the Pali Canon but with some interesting variations. I also translated this particular text into Pāli, if you would like to see the Sanskritised Prakrit, Pāli and English version, which also has more elaberate notes, see THIS PAGE.
Topics: Conditional Origination, Dhamma, Dharma, Buddha, Sanskrit
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The translation that follows is from a section of the Sanskrit text, the Mahavastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Awakening
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by Ven. Bhikkhuṇī Bodhicitta
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The Sri Lankan bhikkhuṇī Ven. Bodhicitta discusses whether the recent reintroduction of the bhikkhuṇī ordination in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition is against the Buddha's Teaching or intentions. The talk was recorded at Mahindarama, Penang, as part of a tour organised by the Supprt Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore in February 2012.
Topic: Bhikkhunis, Dhamma, Dharma, Nuns, Ordination, Buddhist History, Buddhism
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A recital in Pāli of one section of the Abhidhamma Vibhanga text concerned with an analysis of Satipaṭṭhāna (Mindfulness). A reading of the English translation can be found here.
Topic: Abhidhamma, Abhidharma, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Mindfulness, meditation
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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The texts which are translated here describe the previous deeds of the Buddha which led in his last life to various kinds of suffering: from spending a long time in the wasteland of severe austerities; to receiving slander at various hands; to physical ailments of various kinds: being attacked and cut by rocks and scalpels; and getting headaches, backaches and dysentry.
Topics: Buddha, Biography, Apadana
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A story of the Buddha's former life. An improbable story about the seduction of an innocent boy who was brought up in isolation from women, while his Father, the Bodhisatta, is away in the forest.
Topics: Buddha, Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Jataka
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Two talks on Loving-Kindness and a guided meditation on the subject from one og Sri Lanka's leading meditation teachers, Godwin Samararatne. They were recorded some time in 1992 during Godwin's annual visit to Singapore.
Topics: Meditation, Mindfulness, Dhamma, Dharma, Awareness, Metta, Loving-Kindness
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A Discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which the types of gifts and their benefits are analysed.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse
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Godwin gives a guided meditation intended to lead the listener to an experience of the non-self nature of existence, and gives a short talk on the subject afterwards.
Topics: Meditation, Dhamma, Dharma, Mindfulness
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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The Mahāvaṁsa is a well-known Chronicle from Sri Lanka that has seen a number of translations into English, most famously by Wilhelm Geiger. It tells the story of the Kings of Sri Lanka, and the establishment of Buddhism in that country, and the support and challenges the religion has received down the ages. What is little known to the general public is that there is a secondary version of the text, which its editor chose to call the Extended Mahāvaṁsa. This text is almost twice as long...
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This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. NOTE: this is the Pāḷi only reading of the text. If you want to hear the Pāḷi along with the translation please see Buddhist Wisdom Verses.
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Virtue, Ethics, Wisdom
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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The following story is extracted from the Dhammapada Commentary to verse 290. A Jataka story told by the Buddha that shows Independently Awakened Ones (Paccekabuddha) do teach, and it is possible to attain Awakening with them.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Jataka, Dhammapada
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by Madame A Christina Albers
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A short poem of less than 400 lines by Madame A Christina Albers outlining the Life of the Buddha including his parinibbana told in ten chapters written in simple but poetic English. Read by the writer and translator Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma
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by Ajahn Sujivo
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Four recordings of the Malaysian monk Ajahn Sujivo chanting paritta or protection texts in the style that is used in Thailand. Videos of Ajahn chanting these texts can also be found on youtube.
Topics: Pali, Chanting, Paritta, Protection
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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Reading of a translation of the opening of the Abhidhamma Paṭṭhāna, which first lists and then explains the conditional relations which prevail in the universe.
Topics: Buddhism, Abhidhamma, Buddhist Philosophy
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A reading of the translation of a section of the Buddhāpadāna by Mr. Dwijendralal Barua, M.A. The text can be found here, along with a very interesting essay by the same author.
Topic: Buddha, Biography, Legends, Traditions
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Topics: Virtue, Right Speech, Rarities, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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These are sample files for the quotations used in my study: An Outline of Metres in the Pali Canon. They are embedded at various places in this book.
Topics: Metre, Pali Canon, Verses
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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A reading of the first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka's time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries. Text can be found here. There is also a video about Asoka and the Missions here.
Topic: Asoka, Buddhism, Buddhist History, Sri Lanka, Mahinda
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by Bhikkhu Moneyya
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In this impromptu talk Bhante talks about the decline of the Buddha's Sasana or dispensation and his hopes and aspirations for his monk's life. A personal reflection at Vesakha.
Topic: Buddha, Sasana, Dhamma, Dharma
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Godwin's talk in June and July of 1992 at the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore. He was giving talks twice a week on a Thursday and a Friday normally.
Topics: Meditation, Mindfulness, Dhamma, Dharma, Awareness
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by พระวรัตม์ คมฺภีรปญฺโญ นรสิงห์
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A reading of a Thai translation of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha, recorded at Wat Kasattrathirat Voravihan, Ayutthaya, Thailand on 13th November 2012.
Topic: Vessantara Jataka, Wetsandon Jataka, Jataka, Dhamma, Dharma
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All five talks that Bhante Mangala gave on the subject of Kamma and Fate in Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple in May/June 2009. The video recordings of the last four talks can be found here.
Topics: Kamma, Karma, Dhamma, Dharma, Fate, Buddhism
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Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness
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Talk given by Bhante Sujato at Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple on Friday 2nd January 2009 on the topic the Birth of Pleasure.
Topics: Dhamma, Dharma, Buddhism, Sensuality
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā. The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse. This is then followed by five verses in Vatta metre which encourage the...
Topics: Chanting, Pali, Burmese Text
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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This work gives a selection of verses that are recited when worshipping the Triple Gem; and a collection of discourses that are popularly used as Safeguards. Part of the chants are meant to be recited every day, and part rotate on a weekly basis. The system for the chanting is as follows: first there is an everyday Pūjā (which will depend on what is being offered). Then the daily Parittaṁ section begins, at the end of the chants for the day there is meditation, and when finished you can...
Topics: Paritta, Puja, Chanting, Buddhist Chanting
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Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta at Vesak (Saturday, May 9th, 2009) by Bhantes Dhammavamsa, Anandajoti and Saranadhamma.
Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Chanting, Protection, Pirit
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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The first talk was given on Vesakha Eve at the Vivekavana monastery, and shows how everyone is capable of developing the perfections, especially the perfection of generosity. The second piece is a combination of two short talks I gave on generosity; and the third was a follow up talk on Generosity as a Perfection (Pāramī). These were given at the Saturday Lunchtime dānas at the Vivekavana office in Berapit in August. The audio quality is quite poor, but the material is useful so I thought it...
Topics: Generosity, Dana, Dhamma, Dharma
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by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Topics: Vinaya, Dhamma, Buddha